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Terje Lohndal: “Domains of Agreement”

January 27, 2011 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  |  Stevenson Fireside Lounge


Current wisdom has it that syntactic agreement between one head and multiple dependents (Multiple Agree) is possible and perhaps empirically required. In this talk, I will consider data from West Flemish that bear on this issue and argue that such agreement does not exist. I will then address the question of why grammars forbid such multiple agreement. I will scrutinize two hypotheses, an intervention hypothesis and a cycliclity hypothesis, and argue that the cyclicity hypothesis is the better one.

This lecture is part of the Linguistic Department’s Winter colloquium series as well as their Syntax job search.



January 27, 2011
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Stevenson Fireside Lounge
Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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